In 2017 I will thrive, after being torn between two words that I wanted to be the theme, I finally decided that I want to really to “thrive” this year in all aspects of my life. To be honest it’s already setting up to be a really great year. For those of you who don’t know, for the past four and half years I worked in accounts receivable (otherwise known as collecting) but in less than two weeks I will officially start my full time responsibilities as a marketing coordinator after five months of transition. I couldn’t be more excited for this new opportunity! What a great start to the year right? So I have a feeling that at my day job, I will really thrive this year.
I really also want to work on thriving in my health. For the past year and half, my allergies have gotten in the way of exercising. I’ve written about it a few times but I really want to work on getting back into a fitness routine, especially since I haven’t had to use my inhaler for three months….so that’s a pretty good sign that I might be able to actually stick with it this time. I also want to work on cooking healthier meals or at least a variety of meals. I’m a pretty good cook, but I find I stick to the same quick healthy recipes all the time because by the time I get home from my day job at 5:30, I’m tired and hungry and don’t want to spend two hours cooking something. That just leads to hangry Allie, which trust me no one wants. So on Saturday and Sundays, I really want to take these days to experiment with new recipes. These are the days I don’t mind taking a long time cooking dinner because I can start earlier in the day before I’m hungry. Plus this might help by using the leftovers during the week for dinner. I really want to try healthy/gourmet recipes, here’s hoping I have the patience to do so.
Of course as you can probably guess I really really REALLY want to thrive in my passion projects, side hustles, hobbies or whatever you want to call it. I want to really push my artist limits and see how else I can grow as an artist, by trying different mediums or styles in paintings, or even try different arts. I also want to work on finding my target audience in order to really be able to showcase my art to more people. I want to connect with local artist and find local opportunities to display my art.
Overall, for 2017 I just want to be the best Allie Bigoness I can be. I want to shine and embrace my potential. I want to “thrive” this year because I grew a lot and was faced with a lot of challenges in the previous year. So in 2017 I want to acknowledge what I have overcome and learned in order to just really enjoy and shine this year. So that will mean, consistent content on the blog and my email newsletter (p.s. make sure to sign up in the footer below), explore new mediums (maybe video or audio), create more products, a redesign, and just being me. I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings! As much as I want to do all these things, after 2016 I don’t even know how to predict what will happen this year, all I know is what I can aim for and if any unexpected surprises come up (let’s hope they are positive ones this time) then I’ll deal with them then. What’s your word for 2017? Let me know in the comments below!